New Data on HIV-related philanthropy for children and youth.

New Data on HIV-related philanthropy for children and youth.

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Data Spotlight on HIV-related philanthropy for children and youth. Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) partnered with The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS to create a new infographic focused on how HIV-related philanthropy is, or is not, addressing the needs of children and youth – a cornerstone of global goals to end AIDS by 2030. With almost half of children living with HIV not on treatment and with children accounting for 13% of AIDS-related deaths, and a circa $1 billion gap in overall resources for children and youth, it is vital to understand the extent to which philanthropy is serving this critical population.

This new data helps all of us think about what we invest in. To ensure philanthropy is having a catalytic impact. And that funds are invested where they are needed most.

The data reveals that $130,872,864 of HIV-related philanthropy supported children and youth in 2021. This represents 19% of total HIV-related philanthropy that year. Despite a significant increase from 2020 to 2021, overall HIV-related philanthropy for children and youth has decreased by 5% since 2016. Notably, even at its highest level (2016), this funding has represented at most only 21% of total HIV-philanthropy in a given year.

The U.S. was the top recipient country, receiving roughly 13% of total funding, more than half of which targeted youth (15-24), particularly young LGBTQ or BIPOC communities. Circa $82 million (63%) was spent on children and youth in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and regions. Of this, Eastern and Southern African countries received $72 million.

$47 million (or 36%) of HIV-related philanthropy for children and youth had a specific focus on adolescent girls and young women. And just 17% of HIV-related philanthropy for children and youth in 2021 included a focus on advocacy.

Notably, the majority (84%) of HIV-related philanthropy for children & youth came from the top 10 donors. Coalition Members ViiV Healthcare and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation amongst them.

Join us on Monday 22nd July, 11.30-12.30 CEST, room 14b/channel 3 for the Coalition’s Satellite at AIDS 2024, Fixing Your Finances: Improving Resourcing to End AIDS in Children, where we will examine this and other new evidence in more detail. And don’t miss Young Mother Ambassador, Miriam Hasasha, talking about the role of adolescent mothers and other young people affected by HIV in improving resourcing in this fantastic new video.

We have also created a social media toolkit to inform others of this new data. Please share this amongst your own networks.